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Robots Don't Exist


Published 2003


Music video by Cementimental. Original lo-fi animation was combined with clips from "Leave It to Roll-Oh", a public domain movie from the Prelinger Archive. Much of the raw footage was subjected to experimental 'data bending' techniques; the movie files were edited as raw text data, resulting in controlled corruption effects for a distressed sci-fi aesthetic. Other effects were created by misusing morphing software.

The music was made from loops composed using the Game Boy Camera's built in music software, as well as samples of circuit-bent electronics and vocals by MC Cheef Keef.

Video and music copyright Tim Drage/Cementimental 2003


Run time 1:45
Producer Tim Drage
Production Company Spite Your Face Productions Ltd.
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information info at cementimental dot com <p> <a href="http://www.cementimental.com">http://www.cementimental.com</a> <p> <a href="http://www.spiteyourface.com">http://www.spiteyourface.com</a>

Credits

Editing, animation, databending and music by Tim Drage/Cementimental

Shotlist

Do not adjust your set! :)

Reviews

Reviewer: UberSquiz - - April 21, 2005
Subject: WOW
I love this kinda stuff. I've been a fan of circuit bending for a while now, and never thought of raw editing movie files in a text format. Genius. I have done similar things in the past by using text files as intruments in various music apps. Nice application of the art form. Would love to see more.
Reviewer: cashel - - February 15, 2004
Subject: original
A lotof imagination and hardwork must have gone into the production of this film. Woth viewing ,just for the experience,although I do not wish for similar films..But I am sure many others will say MORE films please
Reviewer: -FP- - - February 14, 2004
Subject: Evokes Kraftwerk/DEVO/Polysics
One of the best original works here based on ARCHIVE footage.

To quote STYX:
DON'T KNOW WHY WE GOT NO
MISTER RO BOT-NOSE
DON'T KNOW - DON'T KNOW
Beep Beep Beep
DON'T KNOW - DON'T KNOW
Beep Beep Beep
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